Harry Potter Vs Star Wars: Similarities Or Coincidence?

While you can't deny Harry Potter's cultural and economic impact, having developed into one of the most popular fictional franchises in history, it's not unreasonable to question the story's originality. Enter Star Wars.

Forget Harry Potter Vs Twilight – It's all about Harry Potter Vs Star Wars!

 

 

With the recent release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," Harry Potter is all the rage at movie theaters around the world – again. On Friday morning the film destroyed the record for best midnight release ever, pulling in $43.5 million from midnight shows, according to studio estimates. The previous record was held by none other than "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," which came out last summer and earned around $30 million for its midnight screening.

While you can't deny the movies' cultural and economic impact, having developed one of the most popular fictional franchises in history – all inspired, of course, by the Harry Potter books written by J.K. Rowling – it's not unreasonable to question the story's originality. This is exactly what one blogger did in a funny, clever comparison between the main characters and plot points in Harry Potter and Star Wars. So what do you think, did Rowling bite off George Lucas?

Harry Potter Vs Star Wars

 

 

While the Star Wars/Harry Potter comparison might be a bit simplistic, you can't deny some of these similarities. Still, both stories are very complex and a lot of work and thought had to be put into writing the books, even if Rowling did so borrowing one or two themes from the most popular film franchise of all time.

One synopsis we do completely agree with, is this video below explaining why Twilight is so appealing to its targeted demographic. That's all we'll say before we offend 30 billion 15-year-old girls out there...

Banner and thumbnail credit: Reuters, Juan Medina, TYRONE SIU

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